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Rishi Sunak faces police complaint in Scotland over cracking a joke on Nicola Sturgeon

Prime Minister of the UK Rishi Sunak has been accused of a ‘possible’ contempt of courtroom for his joke on former Scotland PM Nicola Sturgeon, a criticism filed with Scotland police has alleged.

Sunak made the joke in his speech to Tory social gathering members on the annual convention in Manchester on Wednesday. The criticism has been filed by the final secretary of the Alba Occasion, Chris McEleny.

In his criticism, McEleny has reportedly requested an investigation into whether or not Sunak had dedicated contempt of courtroom by referencing Scotland’s former first minister, who’s the topic of an ongoing police investigation.

Sturgeon, who resigned as first minister in February, was arrested and questioned in June as a part of a Police Scotland inquiry into the SNP’s funds, however she was finally launched with out cost.

She has out rightly denied the fees.

In response to McEleny’s criticism, “the prime minister is commenting on, and making an assumption about, a live Police Scotland investigation.”

“Operation Branchform is looking into serious issues that are very important to the people of Scotland.”

“It is far too important a matter to allow the prime minister to interfere in this act of contempt while many people await the findings of Police Scotland’s investigation.”

“Operation Branchform should be free to pursue its investigation fearlessly without interference from Rishi Sunak.”

Police Scotland began Operation Branchform to look into the whereabouts of £600,000 in money put aside for a second independence referendum.

It’s understood that there have been allegations that the ring-fenced funds have been misused by being spent elsewhere.

Sturgeon’s arrest adopted the detentions of social gathering treasurer Colin Beattie and former social gathering chief government Peter Murrell, each of whom had been later freed with out cost.

As a part of the probe, police earlier investigated the SNP places of work and the properties of Ms Sturgeon and Mr Murrell.

Scotland police is but to answer the criticism.

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